Anna of the North

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Anna of the North
Birth name Anna Lotterud
Born (1989-06-17) June 17, 1989 (age 29)
Origin Gjøvik, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2014–present
Labels

Honeymoon, Different Recordings

300 Entertainment

Atlantic Records
Associated acts Tyler, The Creator

Anna Lotterud (born 17 June 1989),[1] better known by her stage name Anna of the North, is an Oslo-based Norwegian singer-songwriter from Gjøvik. Her music has been regarded as "soft, soul-baring electro-pop".[2]

Early life[edit]

Anna Lotterud was born in Gjøvik in Norway. She studied graphic design before moving to Melbourne for further studies.

Music career[edit]

During her studies in Melbourne, Australia, Anna met New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith at one of his shows and together formed Anna Of The North, with Anna performing vocals and Brady producing the melodies.[3]

In June 2014, Anna Of The North released her debut single "Sway", which became an immediate internet hit and landed her a record deal with Honeymoon in the US.[4] In September 2014, The Chainsmokers officially remixed "Sway".[5][6]

She followed up the song with "The Dreamer" and "Baby", hitting the top in Hype Machine and later supporting Kygo on tour across Europe.[7] Over the next few months, she released the song "Us" and "Oslo" to critical acclaim.[8]

In May 2017, Anna announced her debut album Lovers with the title track as well as lead single "Someone" for a September 8 release.[9] The single "Lovers" appeared in the 2018 Netflix film To All the Boys I've Loved Before.[10]

In July 2017, Anna was featured on Tyler, The Creator's singles "Boredom" and "911 / Mr. Lonely" off his album Flower Boy alongside Frank Ocean.[11] Anna was also invited to perform with Tyler the Creator and Steve Lacy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Lovers (2017)

Singles & Features[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Sway" non-album singles
2016 "The Dreamer"
"Baby"
Lovers
"Us" non-album singles
2017 "Oslo"[13]
"Boredom" feat. on "Flower Boy" album by Tyler, The Creator.
"911 / Mr. Lonely"
"Lovers"
Lovers
"Someone"
"Money"
"Fire"
"Pick Me Up" feat. on "The Beautiful & Damned" album by G-Eazy
2018 "Charlie Brown" feat. on "Dear Annie" album by Rejjie Snow

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anna Lotterud (Gjøvik, 26 år) Birthday.se
  2. ^ "Anna of the North | watch | Interview Magazine". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  3. ^ "10 things you need to know about anna of the north | watch | i-D". i-D. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  4. ^ "Anna of the North unveils debut single 'Sway' | watch | DIY". DIY. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  5. ^ "Sway (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Single by Anna of the North on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  6. ^ "The Chainsmokers Remix Anna Of The North's Beautiful Single, "Sway" | Under the Gun Review". underthegunreview.net. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  7. ^ "10 things you need to know about anna of the north | watch | i-D". i-D. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  8. ^ "Anna of the North straddles mainstream and mysticism with "Us"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  9. ^ "Anna of the North Shares Title Track from Debut Album 'Lovers'". Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  10. ^ Altmann, Alana. "You Need To Listen To The 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' Soundtrack ASAP". Elite Daily. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  11. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Boy
  12. ^ "Watch Tyler, The Creator Play "911" On The Piano With Steve Lacy And Anna Of The North | watch | The Fader". The Fader. Retrieved 2017-05-24.
  13. ^ "Anna Of The North's New Song "Oslo" Is As Cold As Oslo Itself". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-05-24.